AGENDA

 

Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

I hereby give notice that a Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting will be held on:

Date:

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Time:

9.30am

Location:

Hei Marae

154 Manoeka Road

Te Puke

Please note that this meeting will be livestreamed and the recording will be publicly available on Tauranga City Council's website: www.tauranga.govt.nz.

Marty Grenfell

Chief Executive

 


Terms of reference - Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group

 

 

Membership

Co-chairs

Two members to be appointed as co-chairs.

Commissioner Shadrach Rolleston, Co-chair representative of consent holder; and

Darlene Dinsdale – Mokopuna o Tia me Hei, Co-chair representative of iwi/hapū

Tauranga City Council representatives (2)

Commissioner Shadrach Rolleston

Commissioner Bill Wasley

Western Bay of Plenty District Council representatives (2)

Mayor Garry Webber

Deputy Mayor John Scrimgeour

Iwi/ hapū representatives (4)

Jo'el Komene - Tapuika Iwi Authority

Maru Tapsell – Te Kapu o Waitaha

Darlene Dinsdale - Mokopuna o Tia me Hei

Manu Pene - Ngāti Whakaue ki Maketu (Te Hononga)

Iwi/hapū representatives (alternates)

Tapuika Iwi Authority

Te Kapu o Waitaha

Mokopuna o Tia me Hei

Ngāti Whakaue ki Maketu (Te Hononga)

Bay of Plenty Regional Council representative

(non-voting)

Consents Manager

Quorum

Two representatives from the consent holders and two representatives from iwi/hapu, including one of the Co‑chairs. However, where a major decision is required, the quorum will be one representative from each entity.

 

The Bay of Plenty Regional Council representative is not counted towards quorum.

Decision making

By consensus where possible. If consensus cannot be reached, by majority vote.

If there is an equal number of votes, the Co-chair who is chairing the meeting has a casting vote.

Meeting frequency

Four times a year or as required by the group. Meetings to alternate between week and weekend days if possible.  

Meeting venue

To alternate between marae and council venues; or as appropriate to a meeting agenda and agreed by the Co‑chairs.

 

 

Advisory staff

Tauranga City Council

Chief Executive

General Manager: Infrastructure

Director: City Waters

Manager: Water Services

Manager: Water Infrastructure Outcomes

Manager: Strategic Māori Engagement

Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Chief Executive

Group Manager: Engineering

Utilities Manager

Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Compliance Officer with responsibility for Resource Consent #65637

 

Ko te wai te ora o ngā mea katoa

Background

·        The Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group (WKAG) was established by consent conditions to provide advice to Tauranga City Council (TCC) and Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBOPDC) as the joint consent holders in relation to matters covered under Resource Consent #65637, which authorises the take and use of water from the Waiāri Stream for municipal supply.

·        Resource Consent #65637 was granted in 2010; since then there has been significant consolidation of iwi interests in the region.

·        Te Kapu o Waitaha (2013) and Tapuika Iwi Authority (2014) have signed historic Treaty Settlements and Te Runanga o Ngāti Whakaue ki Maketu (Te Hononga) are still in negotiations.

·        Tauranga City Council has active protocol agreements with Waitaha, Tapuika and Ngāti Whakaue ki Maketu including addendums that set out items and areas of significance to each entity.

·        The treaty settlements, protocols, addendums and any subsequent plans submitted by Waitaha, Tapuika and Ngāti Whakaue ki Maketu shall be considered as background and context to the operations of the WKAG.

·        Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority was established by the Tapuika Claims Settlement Act 2014 for the purpose of restoration, protection and enhancement of the environmental, cultural and spiritual health and wellbeing of the geographical area of the Kaituna River Catchment. It is a permanent joint committee under the Local Government Act 2002 and co-governance partnership between local authorities and iwi that share an interest in the Kaituna River. Recommendations will be made to Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority where required.

Role

·        To exercise kaitiakitanga in relation to the Waiāri Stream to restore, protect and enhance the awa.

·        To provide advice and recommendations to Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council, as the joint consent holders, in relation to matters covered under Resource Consent #65637 which authorises the taking of water from the Waiāri Stream for municipal supply.

 

Scope

·        Provide advice and recommendations to the consent holders relating to projects, action or research designed to restore, protect or enhance the health and well-being of the Waiāri Stream.

·        Consider the monitoring requirements and outcomes under conditions 7.1 and 7.2 of the consent.  Discuss the results of other monitoring undertaken by the group, which may include monitoring the adverse effects on environmental, heritage, cultural, economic and recreational aspects.

·        Determine the actions to be taken in response to monitoring reports and make recommendations to the consent holders as appropriate.

·        Provide advice and make recommendations to the consent holders and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in relation to Part 2 and, in particular, to sections 6(e) and 7(a) of the Resource Management Act 1991, as they relate to this consent.

·        Inform the Bay of Plenty Regional Council of the effects of the water take authorised under the consent on the mauri and mauriora of the Waiāri Stream.

·        Review and provide feedback to Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council on the Water Conservation Strategy required to be submitted as a condition of the consent.

·        Discuss any other relevant matters that may be agreed by the group.

·        Work together with the Kaitiaki Group established under Resource Consent RM16-0204-DC.04; which authorises the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to discharge treated wastewater from the Te Puke Wastewater Treatment Plant to the Waiāri Stream.

·        Provide advice and recommendations to the consent holders on the future governance model of the Waiāri Stream.

·        Provide recommendations to Te Maru o Kaituna River Authority where required.

 

Reporting

·             The Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group will report to its member entities key discussion points, outcomes and actions following each formal meeting of the Advisory Group.

 

Co-chair selection process

·        Co-chairs will be appointed every three years in alignment with the local government election cycle. The appointments will take place as soon as is reasonably practical following local government elections.

·        The Co-chair representing the consent holder will be appointed by the Tauranga City Council and Western Bay District Councils.

·        The Co-chair representing iwi/hapū will be appointed by the iwi/hapū representatives.

 

 

NB:     Resource consent condition 10.2 defines the membership of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group.

 

Resource consent condition 10.7 notes that the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group shall cease if all members of the group agree the group is to be disbanded. In such case Tauranga City Council and Western Bay of Plenty District Council (as consent holders)[1] shall give written notice of this to the Chief Executive of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council.

 

Advice notes from Resource Consent #65637 include:

 

(10)     The Kaitiaki Advisory Group may make recommendations to the Regional Council to review conditions of this consent in accordance with condition 11 and s128 of the Resource Management Act 1991.

 

For the avoidance of doubt, the Advisory Group is informal in nature and is NOT established as a committee, subcommittee or other subordinate decision-making bodies of Council under clause 30(1) of Schedule 7 of the Local Government Act 2002 and does not have any delegated decision-making powers.

 

 


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

10 August 2022

 

Order of Business

1         Opening karakia. 9

2         Apologies. 9

3         Public forum.. 9

4         Acceptance of late items. 9

5         Confidential business to be transferred into the open. 9

6         Change to order of business. 9

7         Confirmation of minutes. 10

7.1            Minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 18 May 2022. 10

8         Declaration of conflicts of interest 18

9         Deputations, presentations, petitions. 19

9.1            Presentation - NIWA - flow monitoring. 19

10       Business. 20

10.1         Project Report 20

10.2         Mauri Model 59

11       Discussion of late items. 69

12       Closing karakia. 69

 

 


1          Opening karakia

2          Apologies

3          Public forum 

4          Acceptance of late items

5          Confidential business to be transferred into the open

6          Change to order of business


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

10 August 2022

 

7          Confirmation of minutes

7.1         Minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 18 May 2022

File Number:           A13730237

Author:                    Robyn Garrett, Team Leader: Committee Support

Authoriser:              Robyn Garrett, Team Leader: Committee Support

 

Recommendations

That the Minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 18 May 2022 be confirmed as a true and correct record.

 

 

 

 

Attachments

1.      Minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 18 May 2022 

  


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Minutes

18 May 2022

 

 

 

MINUTES

Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

 


Order of Business

1         Opening karakia. 3

2         Apologies. 3

3         Public forum.. 3

4         Acceptance of late items. 3

5         Confidential business to be transferred into the open. 3

6         Change to order of business. 4

7         Confirmation of Minutes. 4

7.1            Minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 30 March 2022. 4

8         Declaration of conflicts of interest 4

9         Deputations, Presentations, Petitions. 4

Agenda Item 9.1 was taken later in the meeting. 4

10       Business. 4

10.1         Project Update. 4

9         Deputations, Presentations, Petitions. 6

9.1            Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS:FM) 6

10       Business. 6

11       Discussion of late items. 7

12       Closing karakia. 7

 


MINUTES OF Tauranga City Council

Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting

HELD AT THE Meeting Room 1, Ground Floor, 306 Cameron Road, Tauranga

ON Wednesday, 18 May 2022 AT 9.30am

 

 

PRESENT:                  Ms Darlene Dinsdale, Commissioner Shadrach Rolleston, Commissioner Bill Wasley, Mayor Garry Webber, Deputy Mayor John Scrimgeour, Mr Jo'el Komene

IN ATTENDANCE:     Mr Mokoera Te Amo, Cr Grant Dally (Western Bay of Plenty District Council), EJ Wentzel (Utilities Operations Manager, Western Bay of Plenty District Council), Reuben Fraser (Consent Manager, Bay of Plenty Regional Council), Reuben Gardiner (Senior Planner Water Policy, Bay of Plenty Regional Council), Carlo Ellis (Manager: Strategic Māori Engagement), Richard Conning (Senior Project Manager), Kelvin Hill (Manager: Water Infrastructure Outcomes), Peter Bahrs (Manager: Water Services), Sam Hema (Tangata Whenua Liaison), Keren Paekau (Team Leader: Takawaenga Māori), Jennifer Pearson (Community Engagement Advisor: Infrastructure Delivery), Rodney Clark (Tauranga City Council Water Treatment Manager), Robyn Garrett (Team Leader: Committee Support), Sarah Drummond (Committee Advisor)

External:                     Ryan Orr (GHD, Regional Lead Waikato/Bay of Plenty)

                                     

1          Opening Karakia

Mr Mokoera Te Amo opened the meeting with a karakia.

2          Apologies

Apology

Committee Resolution  WA2/22/1

Moved:       Commissioner Shadrach Rolleston

Seconded:  Mayor Garry Webber

That the apologies for absence received from Mr Manu Pene and Mr Maru Tapsell be accepted.

Carried

3          Public forum

Nil

4          Acceptance of late items

Nil

5          Confidential business to be transferred into the open

Nil

6          Change to order of business

The meeting agreed to take Agenda Item 10.1 before Agenda Item 9.1 due to staff commitments.

7          Confirmation of Minutes

7.1         Minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 30 March 2022

Recommendations

That the minutes of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting held on 30 March 2022 be confirmed as a true and correct record.

With the amendment (page 17) that the Tangata Whenua report was not taken as read as there had not been enough time for the report to be considered properly.

 

8          Declaration of conflicts of interest

Ms Darlene Dinsdale noted her employment by Tauranga City Council on contract for three waters engagement and would declare any conflict of interest that arose with any agenda item.

9          Deputations, Presentations, Petitions

Agenda Item 9.1 was taken later in the meeting.

 

10        Business

10.1       Project Update

Staff          Richard Conning, Senior Project Manager: Waters

 

External    Ryan Orr, GHD – Regional Lead, Waikato/Bay of Plenty

 

Key points

·        Feedback from Ngati Whakaue and Waitaha that both iwi supported Tapuika. Water supply would move ahead with Tapuika marae and then extend to other iwi/marae as capacity developed.

·        Shortlist how to address needs and aspirations of tangata whenua; this would help decisions around projects for implementation.

·        Would like to have a Tapuika representative as part of the team rather than as a stakeholder to be consulted.

·        Budget quantum would be refined as projects for implementation were defined; this would be included as part of the Waiāri project budget.  Clarification was sought regarding a Western Bay of Plenty District Council (WBOPDC) contribution.

 

In response to questions

Water Supply Roadmap report

·        It was suggested that this report be left to lie on the table at this stage, to allow more time for discussions within and between the joint consent holders and Tapuika.

·        The staff report was requested by resolution to report back on options of supplying Waiāri water to Tapuika marae and associated papakainga, including costs and options; this road map report was to provide a plan to move forward to meet the resolution requirements in terms of marae water supply.

 Points raised in discussion of the report included:

·        Clarification was needed in terms of providing a separate supply from Waiāri to marae, there could be implications in terms of direction and associated costs.  Insufficient information on costs of a separate supply from Waiāri to each marae.

·        Most marae were already connected to Western Bay water supply; clarification was required around what the project was trying to provide.  The resolution was specifically in terms of supply of Waiāri water.

·        Noted that water flows were dropping and had been for a sustained period of time.

·        Western Bay of Plenty District Council had 25% of the Waiāri take under the resource consent which was not being utilised; this allocation could be given to Tapuika to provide for whanau, marae and future growth and development opportunities and to enable exercise of kaitiakitanga.

·        Questioned whether drawing water from the wider Waiāri catchment equated to accessing water supply from the Waiāri scheme.

·        WBOPDC was already in discussion with marae about water supply and had made the water connections; the conversation about drinking water/wastewater/stormwater should be left between WBOPDC and the marae.

·        Concerns should be addressed between WBOPDC and Tapuika Iwi Authority.

 

Project report

·        Noted the downward trend in stream flow illustrated in the graph on pg. 37.  Questioned what would happen if the minimum flow level for water take in the consent was reached.  If current trends continued, flow could be below 1000 cumecs within two years.

·        The same issue was facing other existing source water streams as well.  TCC was working on a city-wide water conservation scheme; modelling indicated recovery time was over a year dependent on rainfall.  There had been three years of significantly lower rainfall, 30% lower than average.  As warning levels were approached, more stringent water conservation measures would be implemented.  The trend was levelling out in the other two water source streams but had not seen any stabilisation with the Waiāri.  TCC was having fortnightly meetings with Tapuika.

·        If minimum flow point was reached, TCC would engage with Tapuika and BOPRC, and the water take would be reduced; however, would be trying to put plans in place before that point was reached so the requirements of city water supply would still be met. 

·        The consent holders must comply with the resource consent conditions – if the minimum trigger point was reached then the pumps would be turned off. 

·        Was absolutely urgent that the stream flow decreases were addressed. 

·        Flow rates were already at an alarming level without provision for any further planned growth and infrastructure.

 

Committee Resolution  WA2/22/2

Moved:       Commissioner Bill Wasley

Seconded:  Deputy Mayor John Scrimgeour

That the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group:

(a)     Receives the Waiāri Water Supply Scheme: Project Update report; and

(b)     Leaves the Water Supply Road Map Report to lie on the table until the next Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group meeting, to enable discussions with Tauranga City Council Commissioners and the joint consent holders.

Carried

 

11        Deputations, Presentations, Petitions

 

9.1         Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS:FM)

 

External    Reuben Gardiner, Senior Planner Water Policy, Bay of Plenty Regional Council

 

Powerpoint presentation

 

Key points

·        The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 (NPSFM) required the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to implement its provisions, the Te Mana o te Wai framework and the National Objectives Framework at a regional level through a Regional Policy Statement (RPS), and to engage with tangata whenua in the development of the RPS and the planning documents included in the RPS.

·        Other parties, non-Māori, needed to understand Te Mana o te Wai. Te Mana o te Wai was to be applied through every step of the National Objectives Framework.

·        Te Hononga: Regional Māori Engagement Plan for Implementing the NPSFM (2020) was being developed by the BOPRC to build relationships with Māori and to enable direct involvement in the implementation of the NPSFM 2020.  Tangata whenua would be able to participate in and co-design key decision papers. Recognised that no iwi had the capacity to participate as fully as required or as was possible for a council; Te Hononga included resourcing for iwi participation.  Expectations on how BOPRC engaged with iwi were different now, there were a range of options available for engagement across the region.

·        Worked with Rotorua Lakes Council and directly affected hapū and iwi around municipal takes and what was an acceptable cultural flow. This needed to be catchment-based.

·        Provided overview of timeframes for development of implementation of the NPSFM and regional plan change.  Final decisions would be made by the National Freshwater Commissioner.

 

Discussion points raised

·        Very important piece of work to refocus priorities and embed mātauranga Māori concepts.  Economic development had previously been the main driver. Resetting the framework was critical as were the discussions around Three Waters Reform.

·        Need to be looking at impact on the waterways as the first step under Three Waters Reform; consideration of the health and wellbeing of the water bodies must be the first priority.

 

Committee Resolution  WA2/22/3

Moved:       Mayor Garry Webber

Seconded:  Mr Jo'el Komene

That the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group:

(a)         Receives the Bay of Plenty Regional Council - Implementation of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS:FM) presentation. 

Carried

 

12        Business

Item - 10.1 Project Update - has been moved to another part of the document.

 

13        Discussion of late items

Ms Darlene Dinsdale noted the succession planning for Mokopuna Tia me Hei. Mr Hanita Dinsdale was formally named as alternate for Ms Dinsdale and would be attending meetings from now on when possible.

14        Closing Karakia

 

Mr Mokoera Te Amo closed the meeting with a karakia.

 

 

The meeting closed at 11.05am.

 

The minutes of this meeting were confirmed as a true and correct record at the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting held on 10 August 2022.

 

 

 

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CHAIRPERSON

 


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

10 August 2022

 

8          Declaration of conflicts of interest

 

9          Deputations, presentations, petitions

9.1         Presentation - NIWA - flow monitoring

Attachments

Nil


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

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10        Business

10.1       Project Report

File Number:           A13668383

Author:                    Richard Conning, Senior Project Manager

Authoriser:              Nic Johansson, General Manager: Infrastructure

 

Purpose of the Report

1.      To provide a project update.

 

Recommendations

That the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group:

(a)     Receives the Waiāri Water Supply Scheme: Project Update report.

 

WAIĀRI STREAM FLOW DATA

2.      The Waiāri stream flows, as provided by NIWA, are shown in the graph below for the period January 2001 to June 2022. The maximum flows have been omitted from the graph to allow better definition of the monthly average and minimum flows. 

3.      The flows have been adjusted by NIWA following revised stream gauging undertaken by NIWA in May 2022. This has resulted in flows being above the notification level. NIWA will provide information on how they undertake stream gauging and flow monitoring, to the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group on 10 August 2022.  

Background

4.      The Waiāri Water Supply Scheme provides for the treatment and reticulation (pipeline construction) of up to 60,000m3 fresh water for the growing Western Bay of Plenty. The project has approximately 9 months until completion.  The resource consent for the water take is shared between Tauranga City Council (75%) and WBOPDC (25%). 

5.      The physical works to complete the scheme is being delivered via six different construction contracts being three pipeline contracts, a filtration membrane contract, an intake and pump station contract and a treatment plant construction contract.

6.      There are several other professional services contracts that form part of the scheme delivery including design and consenting, cost management, construction observation and software development.

Ecological monitoring

7.      The annual ecological monitoring on the Waiāri was undertaken over the 1st and 2nd of March, the findings report is provided as Attachment 1. Keren Bennett from 4Sight Consulting will provide a presentation on the findings and answer questions in relation to the findings.

Cultural Recognition

8.      Effort in relation to the cultural recognition initiative have primarily centred around working with WBOPDC staff to understand what if any support they can provide. They have committed to having wananga with the tangata whenua reps and TCC to work through the priorities and attend monthly meetings. Once the WBOPDC position is clarified, engagement with the tangata whenua representatives can proceed to develop a detailed plan of activities.

Community Enagement Updates

9.      The communication and engagement team have been actively keeping the community and stakeholders informed of progress and planned works that may affect them.

10.    Works on No 1 Road will take place in the near future to widen the road near the plant entrance, just past Trevelyans, to make entry and exit safer.  This will require some traffic management and stop/go with only one lane open during the works.

11.    The Commissioners and some staff recently toured the intake and plant site.  It was good to see the planting completed last year growing well. We look forward to taking a tour with mana whenua in the near future.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT UPDATES

Consent Compliance: Physical works

12.    We have had an independent compliance auditor engaged since the commencement of works to ensure all sites maintain compliance with the resource consent conditions for physical works. Where issues or concerns are identified, they are notified to the contractor, MSQA team and TCC project manager for action. No compliance issues have been identified this reporting period.

13.    BOPRC undertake regular compliance checks across all the work sites. To date no non-compliance notices have been issued.

Intake and Pump Station contract

14.    The intake pump station is complete and the commissioning process has commenced. The commencement of the water take has been notified to BOPRC as part of the commissioning process.

15.    The planting of the intake and pump station area has been completed and will be maintained by the contractor for two years.

 

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Water Treatment Plant contract

16.    The majority of the structural works on the water treatment plant building have been completed. Mechanical, electrical and membrane installations are underway and are the primary focus of the team. The treated water reservoir is approximately 95% complete and the water treatment plant is approximately 85% complete.

17.    The global supply chain challenges are continuing to have a negative effect on the contractor’s ability to complete the works.

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Commissioning and testing

18.    Once the construction contracts are complete there will be a period of commissioning and testing before potable water can be delivered to the community. Commissioning of the water treatment plant is scheduled to commence in mid-August 2022 and is scheduled to be complete by the end of October 2022. It is expected that potable water will be delivered to the community from December 2022.

Budget

19.    The scheme out turn cost estimate is within the current approved budget.

 

Attachments

1.      Waiari Stream Biological Monitoring Report 2022 - A13602098   


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Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

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10.2       Mauri Model

File Number:           A13669275

Author:                    Richard Conning, Senior Project Manager

Authoriser:              Nic Johansson, General Manager: Infrastructure

 

Purpose of the Report

1.      To present the functional mauri model and to seek the endorsement of the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group ahead of the implementation of the model

 

Recommendations

That the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group:

(a)     Receives the Mauri Model report;

(b)     Endorses the implementation of the mauri model.

 

 

Executive Summary

2.      The joint Waiāri water take consent (RC65637) requires the consent holders to:

          10.1 Form a Kaitiaki Advisory Group to liaise and meet for the following purposes:

To provide an advisory role to the consent holder and the Regional Council in relation to Part 2 and, in particular, to sections 6(e) and 7(a) of the Resource Management Act, as they relate to this consent; and

          To inform the Regional Council of the effects of the water take authorised under this consent on the mauri and mauriora of the Waiari Stream; 

3.      To this end Mahi Maioro Professionals (Dr. Kepa Morgan) was engaged to develop a mauri model to quantify the effects of the water take on the mauri and mauriora of the Waiāri stream. The quantification is enabled through the creation of a mauri and mauri ora monitoring framework that will communicate real-time digital mauri0meter reporting of bio-physical attributes alongside Iwi, Hapori and whānau mauri indicators.

4.      The digitised reporting platform that has been created is based on the Mauri Model Decision Making Framework which has the ability to incorporate the worldview sensitivities, is aligned with the four well-being ontology in the Local Government and Resource Management Acts. The basis for reporting is the mauri0meter graphic which is also incorporated into all of the indicator thresholds. Meaning that the measurements reported are all consistent with one another and able to be combined in dimensions.

Model Development

5.      Mahi Maioro Professionals facilitated seven wānanga between July 2019 and July 2022 and held a number of one to one sessions with Tapuika, Waitaha, Ngati Whakaue ki Maketu and Mokopuna Tia Me Hei to develop a historic timeline for the Waiāri and identify and develop indicator sets for the four mauri dimensions that will be assessed by the mauri model. The four dimensions are Iwi mauri (cultural), hapori (Social), Waiāri ecosystem (environmental) and whānau mauri (economic).

6.      Most recently Mahi Maioro Professionals facilitated an indicator thresholds wānanga at Tapuika Iwi Authority offices on 13 July 2022. In depth feedback was provided by the Iwi representatives participating. These discussions have been incorporated into the spreadsheet build and scoreable indicator sets with complete thresholds have now been created for all four mauri dimensions. There are now 29 x Iwi mauri (cultural) indicators, 12 x hapori (Social) indicators, 12 Waiāri ecosystem (environmental) indicators, and 10 x whānau mauri (economic) indicators. The indicator sets for each dimension are provided in Attachment 1.

7.      The updated indicator sets have been circulated to Iwi representatives to trial score attribution using the Wānanga spreadsheet. The intention is to trial the indicator scoring for the Iwi mauri indicators, in particular, prior to launching the digital reporting platform for Waiāri mauri. The adoption of the indicator sets, indicator thresholds and digitised reporting platform will achieve proof of concept for the Waiāri mauri and mauri ora monitoring. Further indicators can be added to supplement the comprehensive set already created as Councillors and other experts may want to add indicators able to represent the attributes most important to themselves.

8.      The digitised reporting of the four regularly monitored water quality attributes and the cultural flow has been demonstrated to the Iwi representatives in April and feedback incorporated. With the adoption of the current version of the mauri and mauri ora monitoring and reporting platform, ongoing effort will be directed towards socialising the monitoring learnings provided more widely amongst the Iwi represented on the Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group. This phase of effort will also continue to refine the current indicator thresholds, add new digitised indicators, and improve the quality of monitoring activities.  

Implementation        

9.      Implementation of the mauri model will include the following actions and activities:

·    Addition of explanation pages and the video induction to the website prototype.

·    Mobile phone cradles at appropriate locations to enable Iwi and public participation in monitoring. This will bring a live aspect to Hapū and Hapori Mauri dimensions.

·    Installation of iPou at appropriate locations to enable Iwi and public participation in monitoring. This will bring a live aspect to Hapū and Hapori Mauri dimensions.

·    Incremental addition of new data sources to mauri reporting platform as become available.

·    On-going wānanga to socialise and refine Mauri and Mauri Ora monitoring and reporting. Six wānanga are proposed to be held between September 2022 and December 2024.

·    Project analysis functionality of Mauri Model based assessment tool.

10.    In addition an opportunities to install in-situ automated real-time water quality monitoring at locations upstream and downstream of water intake and the deployment of mobile in stream monitoring equipment to supplement the data gathered at the intake is being discussed with Mahi Maioro Professionals.

Te Ohu Parawai o Te Waiāri

11.    Mahi Maioro Professionals have been approached to work with Te Ohu Parawai o Te Waiāri regarding similar requirements around the Te Puke Wastewater Treatment Plant resource consent renewal. There is an opportunity to share some costs where duplication may otherwise occur if the parties are in agreement. There is also the opportunity to combine the projects with the intention of creating a catchment-based understanding of changes in mauri and mauri ora of the Waiāri.

12.    It is recommended that engagement is undertaken with Te Ohu Parawai o Te Waiāri to determine if a joint approach is supported.

 

Attachments

1.      Waiari Wananga Indicators July 2022 - A13678833   


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

10 August 2022

 







   


Waiāri Kaitiaki Advisory Group Meeting Agenda

10 August 2022

 

11        Discussion of late items

 

12        Closing karakia



[1] Insertion made for clarity